Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Call for sewing advice!

My son in a Swaddlebees cloth diaper when he was 11 months old.

We are a cloth diapering family. I had never intended on cloth diapering my kids, but when my oldest was 10 months old, I read a post from an old high school friend on her reasons for using cloth diapers. What she said really struck a chord with me and the mister and I set out to learn all we could about modern cloth diapers.

After much research, we felt like pocket diapers would be the best fit for our family. I bought a sampler of different brands to see what I liked. Ultimately, we settled on BumGenius and used those on his little tushy until he quite literally outgrew them. When his little sister was born, we bought a handful of newborn Kissaluvs fitted diapers to try right after she was born. Unfortunately, I didn't feel comfortable with them and couldn't get them to not leak (I'm sure I didn't put the cover on right). So we returned them and ordered more BumGenius since we liked them so much for her brother.

Cloth diapers
My daughter in a Kissaluvs fitted diaper when she was 2 months old.

Here's where the call for sewing advice comes in. I really want to try my hand at making some pocket cloth diapers. But, I'm a little wary that they won't work as well as the BumGenius diapers have. I know there are moms out there who make their own diapers and I know they've worked for their kiddos. Do any of you know of any good patterns or tutorials out there for making good (read leak-proof) cloth diapers? I prefer pocket diapers, but if you know of any other patterns, let me know.


I♥thesecrazykids said...

I know there are some pretty good tutorials on youtube.

Emma said...

One of my friends made all of the cloth diapers she's used for both of her kids (a 2 year old and an 8 month old) and her pattern is available here -


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